What do you think of when you see a hedge, a fence, or a stone wall? Boundary lines to keep something in or something out? How many hands were involved in the making of a stone wall? How much history is there in a stone wall? When you see a stone wall, do you ever think about the number of stones it took to make it? I know that here in Maine you can go for a walk in the woods and come across a stone wall covered in leaves and downed trees. If you look at old maps you discover that the woods you are in at one time were pastures and you realize that years have passed by and the pastures are no more but those stone walls remain.
I loved the hedges and stone walls that I saw during my trip to Wales and England. This picture I took in Wales is a quilted landscape of green divided by hedges. I thought it was quite beautiful.
To me, there are just no words to express the simple beauty of the scene below.
Green grass and moss covered tree branches along with a stone wall border on a roadside in England, just one of many such views.
These stone walls, and there are many of them, are doing the job of keeping sheep from wandering.
You can see a difference in the stone walls. Look at how uniform the stone walls are that are in the background and how you can tell that they have a purpose. I love the look of the moss covered stones in the foreground.
The picture below gives a closer view of the more uniform style of stone wall as was in the picture above. It’s interesting how different stone walls can be.
I’m not sure exactly what this is but it was an interesting sight and made us laugh. I guess you never know what you might see when you drive down a road on an adventure. I think you can see a face in either direction you are heading.
Maybe someone out there knows what this stone with faces is doing out on a road side in England. If you know the answer, or if you know of others like it, I’d like to know.